Berberis empetrifolium Lam.

Berberidaceae


Morphology

shrub, 1-2m

Ecology

subalpine, alpine, medium site

Chorology

Andes

Xylem

Distinct rings, semi-ring porous, vessels solitary and in groups, simple perforations, fine spiral thickenings, earlywood vessel diameter 40 - 80┬Ám, fibers thin to thick-walled, few fiber tracheids, parenchyma absent or not to recognize, ray width 4-10 cell, all ray cells prostrate, few prismatic crystals in rays.

Xylem-Code

See annex

Phloem

Tangential layers of collapsed sieve cells, irregular groups of sclerenchymatic groups, annual? tangential cracks, distinct ray dilatations, groups of sclereids in cortex, uniform cortex. Crystals absent.

Explanations

For explanations please see the Feature Characteristics.

Cross section
    
Tangential section
 
Radial section
    
Bark
  

© 2005 WSL - F. Schweingruber, W. Landolt, last update 18.11.2010